Corgi 411-A Karrier Bantam Lucozade Van

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This model is the Corgi 411-A-1 Karrier Bantam Lucozade Van in light yellow. This model is missing all decals.

The only opening part on this model is the side loading door (grey plastic roller door). The exterior is painted light yellow with only the front bumper and headlights picked out in silver. The bumpers and all other features are cast into the body. The model usually carries a water-slide decal on the sides that reads "LUCOZADE, the, sparkling Glucose drink, Replaces Lost Energy" on four lines.

There is no interior but the vehicle is glazed with clear plastic in the cab.

All wheels are of the "smooth" type - spun, polished wheel hubs with separate "rubber" tyres on steel axles.

The base plate is black painted metal and is marked in the centre with "CORGI, British TOYS Made" on two lines at the centre top,and Karrier, Bantam on two lines to the centre bottom. It also carries a crude representation of the drive shaft, rear differential, and spare tyre, and is held in place with a single rivet at the front and a body locating lug at the rear.

This casting was issued between August 1958 and 1962 and 192,000 were sold (pg 36, "The New Great Book of Corgi Toys 1956 - 2010" by Marcel R. Van Cleemput, published 2010 by New Cavendish Books [ISBN 978 109 4562 10 8]). The scale was unstated but thought to be around 1:50.

Item: 3691